Bebop Spoken There
Billie Holiday: “I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know.” – (Down Beat November 1, 1939).
Bunny Berigan: “We know that there are plenty of swing fans in the country wanting it--and we propose to give it [swing] to them.” – (Down Beat May, 1938).
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Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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